Month: November 2012
To say that today has been “one of those days” would be an understatement. But to say that Jesus got my attention today, would be an even bigger understatement.
As a matter of fact, I’m a bit awestruck right now. I don’t know what to say – so I am just going to blog it.
Like I said, very little went my way today. And after working a very long day, I decided to run over to Walmart to look for something for Em’s upcoming birthday. I didn’t find what I needed there, so I went and grabbed a bite to eat. Then went to Sam’s Club, where I found what I was looking for.
When I went to checkout, I noticed that my main credit card wasn’t in my wallet. So, I paid with another.
I looked around the parking lot on the way out just in case I dropped it. I decided to drive back to work to see if it was there. I checked the interior of the car. I tore my office apart looking for it. Checked the meeting rooms that I had been in later in the day. Checked the copy room and bathroom. I even retraced my path to where my car was parked before. But to no avail.
Great. I thought. What a perfect end to my day. Now I have to call my card in as lost, wait for a new card, try to figure out where I have auto-drafts from that card, redo online accounts, etc…
As I drove home, only one thing came to mind. I will praise HIM, even in the storms.
So, I turned my iTunes to Kari Jobe’s My Everything and said in an out loud prayer to God, “I don’t know what you’re doing, but I will praise you, even in the storms.”
I kept repeating it out loud all the way home, “I will praise you, even in the storms.”
When I arrived home, I recanted the tale to April. I told her I was going to have to call it in to the credit card company.
She suggested calling Walmart first, which I did – but they hadn’t seen it. She then suggested that I go over there to see if I could find it. I knew deep down that there was no way it would be there if I did drop it. I had parked near the doors. There was too much traffic. It isn’t the best area of town. And….If I had dropped it, it would be gone quick.
But, I went ahead and made the trek back out to Walmart. I will praise HIM, even in the storms.
I parked near where I had before. Checked my old parking space. Nope. Not there.
I decided to follow my previous path back in to the store.
And just as I was about to pull out my phone and call the credit card company, I looked down.
And right there…..near the entrance….in a major traffic area…and hour and a half later….was my credit card.
I snapped a photo because I couldn’t believe it.
I was dumbfounded. Awestruck. Speechless (and for me that’s a big thing).
I didn’t even know what to say to God. (and I told him that)
Obviously I thanked him profusely. But one thing kept ringing in my mind – I will praise HIM, even in the storms.
Like I said, Jesus got my attention tonight and reinforced a major lesson for me. I will always praise HIM, even in the storms.